Schoolship Blog

Spring Schoolship: A Season in Review

Spring is one of the most magical times of the year: The warming of the air, and, albeit much slower, the water; the blossoming of buds on trees; the emergence...

The Instructor is a Student, too

I arrived at Inland Seas two days late, three days after my college graduation, and about two and a half hours after waking up at 5:30 am to drive to...

A Community for the Great Lakes

This blog post is based on an interview with long-time Inland Seas volunteer and former board member Harold Lassers. An engineer by trade Harold Lassers spent most of his adult...

The Experience of Retirement

Retirees have a well-established beachhead at Inland Seas.  The formerly-employed can be found in every type of voluntary role, from maintaining grounds, to teaching lessons, to helping around the office. ...

I Call it Joy

The three visitors arrived, seemingly out of nowhere.  They were swallows, I think, soaring on the wind and diving between our sails.  They would veer off the bow and then...

Contamination Cleanup in Boardman Lake pt. 2

What We Know This is a follow-up to my blog post, Contamination Cleanup in Boardman Lake, dated October 21, 2022, in which I outlined one of my remediation projects located...

What I’ve Gained at Inland Seas

In 2017, I had just finished my freshman year at the University of Michigan with an undecided major and was wrapping up a summer at U of M’s Biological Station...

A Lifetime on the Water: Ken Cerny

This blog is based on an interview with Ken Cerny. Ken has been a volunteer with Inland Seas since 2002 and still actively supports ISEA to this day. If you...

The Oleson Foundation’s Contributions to Inland Seas

From time to time, ISEA will share Great Lakes’ experiences from guest bloggers. In this blog, ISEA intern Chihiro Gniadecki shares their interview with Oleson Foundation Executive Director Kathryn Wise Huschke. Email...

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